Friday, September 01, 2017

Can coral reefs change with the times?

Coral ecosystems may be able to adapt rapidly to climate change through natural plastic responses.


Reef-building corals and the ecosystems that they support are under threat as climate change rapidly alters the environments they have adapted to live in. Corals may have methods to adapt more rapidly than scientists previously thought, but the extent and exact range of mechanisms is not yet fully understood.

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Image: Reef Fishes of the Red Sea
© 2014 Tane-Sinclair-Taylor




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